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Houghton Student Wins MSU Scholarship

Houghton area student Micaela Geborkoff, has won a $2,000 Michigan State University Pre-College Achievement Scholarship. Eighth through tenth grade students from this school year, who attended an MSU Summer pre-college program last year, were eligible for the award. Geborkoff was part of the 4-H Exploration Days, which is one of …

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Hancock Council Member Resigns

 A Hancock City Council Member has resigned, and the city hopes to fill her seat at a special meeting set for march 4th at 6pm. Stephanie Tubman, has turned in her resignation, citing personal reasons, and not being able to fulfill her duties. Her term runs through November, and those …

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Poetry Slam Comes To Michigan Tech

If a poetry slam has been missing from your life, Michigan Tech to the rescue. Michigan Tech’s Black Student’s Association and the Rozsa Center, are welcoming Ebony Stewart, this Friday, February 21st at 7pm. Stewart is a Texas based slam poet and playwright. She has also toured around the world, …

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Michigan Has New Marijuana Laws

The State of Michigan has two new marijuana laws on the books. Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist signed House Bills 4126 and 4127 into law. Bill 4126 required the Marijuana Regulation Agency  to include warnings on marijuana packaging for women who are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. Bill 4127 Required …

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Representative Markkanen’s House Bill Moves To Senate

Representative Greg Markkanen’s House Bill 5194, which would eliminate the need for a special license to work on pickup trucks, has passed through Michigan’s House of Representatives with unanimous bipartisan support. The current law requires mechanics to have special certifications to work on larger commercial trucks, due to the trucks …

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Hancock City Council Meets

The Hancock City Council held their monthly meeting last night. The council approved the amended contract for Portage Township to connect with the city of Houghton as part of the Portage Lake Water and Sewer Authority. Chris Holmes from the PLWSA,  gave a presentation on the proposed area to be …

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Village Of Laurium Holds Monthly Meeting

 Village of Laurium Administrator Ed Vertin, reports the village has adopted its annual list for the Fire Department, and is researching the purchase of new computers, as Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft. They are also reviewing possible coordination with the Copper Country Habitat for Humanity, regarding dilapidated …

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